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MASO won the bid to organise AOCO 2021 at the ICOMES/AOCO 2019 in Seoul, Korea. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, AOCO-MASO 2021 held virtually for the first time. It attracted more than 450 participants and was officially launched by Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health Malaysia on 6 April 2021. The 3-day programme covered different aspects of obesity which include 5 plenary lectures (Prof. Louise Baur, Australia, Prof. Adam Drewnowski, USA, Prof John Wilding, UK, Prof. Boyd Swinburn, New Zealand and Prof. Karine Clement, France),12 Symposia sessions (with 48 invited speakers), 4 Free Communication session, AOASO Rising Star Symposium, member country President’s - Country Updates plus about 100 poster presentations. Read more here
MASO 2019 was held in conjunction with MASO 25th. Anniversary on 15-16 October 2019 in Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with International Associated Laboratory (LIA/CNRS) France. It was launched by YB Dr. Lee Boon Chye, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia and attended by some 200 participants. A busy 2-day programme included 2 Plenary lectures by Prof. Maite Tauber (Toulouse University Hospital, France) and Assoc. Prof. Michael Vallis, Dalhousie University, Canada, 9 Symposia sessions (plus 2 Lunch Symposium) with 47 speakers and 32 Poster presentations. Read more here
MASO 2017 was officiated by Dr. Latip bin Mohammad, Deputy Director. Education Planning and Research, Ministry of Health Malaysia om 20 November 2017 in Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by some 150 participants. The 2-day conference featured 2 plenary lecture by Prof. Max Lafontan, University of Toulouse, France and Prof CJK Henry, A*Star Singapore, 4 Symposia session with 20 invited speakers, Young Researcher Symposium, Free communications and 25 poster presentations. Read more here
MASO 2015 was launched by YB Datuk Seri Dr. S Subramaniam, Minister of Health Malaysia and was attended by some 180 participants. The 2-day programme include 2 Plenary speakers, Prof. JP Poulain from Toulouse University, France and Prof. Mike Lean, from University of Glasgow, UK. Seven (7) Symposia sessions with some 27 Speakers, Young Researcher Symposium and some 30 posters were presented. Read more here
MASO won the bid to host ICO 2014 at the European Congress on Obesity 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. Kuala Lumpur was selected over Cape Town (South Africa) and Mumbai (India). We are honoured to host the XII International Congress on Obesity (ICO) from 17-20 March 2014 held in KLCC, 2nd Asian country besides Japan (ICO 1990). It was launched by YB Dato Seri Dr Helmi Yahya, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia. This World Obesity Congress attracted more that 1200 delegates from around the globe. The 4-day Scientific programme provided 8 tracks with about a 100 renown invited speakers… a once in the lifetime event for most of us! Read more here
MASO 2011 was officiated by Pn. Zalma Abdul Razak, Director, Nutrition Division, MOH representing YBhg Dato Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman, Director General of Health Malaysia on 28 June 2011 in Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The conference attracted some 180 participants. The 2- day features Plenary lectures by Prof. Pramod Khosla (USA) and Prof. Anthony Leeds (UK), 7 Symposia sessions with more than 30 speakers and some 30 poster presentations. Read more here
MASO 2009 was launched by YB Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Health Malaysia on 13 August 2011 in Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was attended by some 200 participants. Th 2-day Scientific programme covered a Keynote address by Prof. Philip James (UK), President, International Associations for the study of Obesity (IASO) and a Plenary lecture by Prof John Reilly (UK), 31 Symposia papers and more than 40 Poster presentations. Read more here
The 2nd Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave was jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society (APBSS), MASO and UKM. The conference was launched by YB Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek, Minister of Health Malaysia on 5 April 2007 in Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by some 200 participants. The 2 and half day conference offered an interesting mixture of the state-of-art in Bariatric Surgery and community-based intervention programmes to combat obesity including 4 Plenary lectures, 27 Symposium papers and some 30 poster presentations. Read more here
International Science Conference (ISC) 2005 was jointly organised by Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA), Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and MASO. It was launched by YB Dato’ Sri Dr Jamaludin Mohd Jarjis, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations Malaysia on 4 August 2005 in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. One dedicated Symposium on Obesity featured in the programme. MASO invited speakers include Prof. Dr Prakash Shetty, Food and Agricultural Organisation, Rome, Italy and Prof Dr. Andrew Hills, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Read more here
At the First Asia-Oceania Obesity Conference (AOCO) 2001 in Meabashi, Japan, MASO was given the honour to host the 2nd. AOCO in Kuala Lumpur. The Conference was launched by YB Dato Chua Jui Meng, Minister of Health Malaysia on 8 September 2003 in Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Despite the SARS scare and the war in Iraq, eminent researchers from 25 countries brave the journey to participate in 2nd AOCO attended by some 400 participants. We had a busy 2-day programme which include Keynote address, 3 Plenary Lectures, 10 Symposia sessions with 56 speakers and more than 40 poster presentations. Read more here
MASO 2001 was officiated by YB Dato Seri Dr Suleiman Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia on the 25 June 2001 in JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by over 200 participants including from the UK, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Thailand and Singapore. Keynote address was delivered by Prof. Philip James, Chairman, International Obesity. Read more here
MASO 1999 was officiated by YB Dato M Mahalingam, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health Malaysia. It was attended by some 160 participants including from speakers from Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Netherlands and India. The 2- day programme featured a Plenary lecture by Prof. Ian Caterson, Vice-President AOASO from Australia, 4 Symposia sessions with 17 invited speakers, a workshop on body composition assessment and poster presentations.
MASO 1997 was launched by YB Dato Chua Jui Meng, Minister of Health Malaysia on 28 June 1997 in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur jointly organised by Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM), Malaysian Endocrine Metabolic Society (MEMS) and Malaysian Dietician Association (MDA). It was attended by over 200 participants. The Keynote address was delivered by Prof Stephen Rossner from Sweden, 4 Plenary lectures by Prof Paul Trayhurn (UK), Prof Arne Astrup (Denmark), Prof Susan Jebb (UK) and Prof Abdul Dulloo (Switzerland), 12 invited Symposium speakers and poster presentations.
MASO 1995 was launched by YB Encik Abdul Ghani, Minister of Youth and Sports, Malaysia on 29 April 1995 in The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Four Plenary lectures were delivered by Prof. Harvey G Anderson (Canada), Prof. John Blundell (UK), Encik Sheikh Kamaruddin (Malaysia) and Dr. Abdul Dulloo (Switzerland) and 4 Symposia sessions. Read more here